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 Last update:  5/10/2014       Read more by Alexey Sukachev            &
Rakhim Chakhkiev-Braimah Kamoko, 5/30, in Moscow
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By Alexey Sukachev

WBC #1 cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev, fresh off his March stoppage win against Juho Haapoja, will look to extend his recent winning series further on May 30 at Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. Chakhkiev (18-1, 14 KOs) takes on previously undefeated WBC #9 Ghanaian Braimah Kamoko (26-0, 20 KOs) in the first of his WBC Silver belt. The fight will land in the undercard of Alexander Povetkin's bout against Manuel Charr, which has been announced by the BoxingScene earlier.

The collision was confirmed both by Chakhkiev's representatives and through his Instagram account. Rakhim, 2008 Beijing Olympics heavyweight gold medalist, who lost his first major title bid to Krzysztof Wlodarczyk about a year ago, is looking forward to set his second chance at the green belt. Kamoko, 33, is X in the equation as his true potential is unknown. The Ghanaian fought exclusively at home, most of his opponents being hapless pretenders. Yet he also has wins over former middleweight beltholder Hector Javier Velazco and recent Juergen Braehmer's opponent Vikapita Meroro.

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comment by Scott-Weiland, on 05-10-2014
This card is shaping up to be a monster.i was chexking out Kamoko's KO record,his opposition is somewhat lacking but this is a great match up and will be a solid name on Rakhim's resume should he dispatch him which I thoroughly expect him too. Rakhim will add some already impressive firepower ...

comment by SeekDaGreat, on 05-10-2014
[QUOTE=dan_cov]And I mocked Golovkin for fighting a Ghanaian baptist :lol1: Never heard of the guy, will have to try locate some video. Hes from Ghana though so you can be sure hes tough as hell[/QUOTE] I knew Id find you here.

comment by dan_cov, on 05-10-2014 ''The Accra Sports Stadium erupted early Sunday morning when Braimah Kamoko marched to the ring with a sewing machine and loaf of bread on his he...

comment by Hougigo, on 05-10-2014
The last two CW's from Africa surprised everyone....but I think Makabu and Mchunu are both from SA

comment by dan_cov, on 05-10-2014
And I mocked Golovkin for fighting a Ghanaian baptist :lol1: Never heard of the guy, will have to try locate some video. Hes from Ghana though so you can be sure hes tough as hell

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